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. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. massive spending cuts and tax hikes are set to hit the u.s. economy on january first. by most estimates if we go over the cliff, the u.s. onomy will plunge into recession. >> susie: we look at the impact of the coming cliff and whether congress and the white house can strike a deal. >> tom: that and more tonight on n.b.r.! it was the chairman of the federal reserve ben bernanke who first called it a fiscal cliff. he described the coming automatic cuts in government spending and increases in taxes as, quote, "a massive fiscal cliff," end quote. here's what he was describing: on january 1, 2013, tax breaks worth $416 billion will expire. spending on things like defense, medicare payments to doctors will be slashed by $65 billion. add it all up and you are talking about cutting roughly half a trillion dollars from the federal budget. the congressional budget office and others warn going over the cliff will send the economy into a recession in the first half of next year. it was congress and the white house that set the deadline in hopes of forcing each other to cut
in numbers left them vulnerable. throughout the first quarter century of u.s. independence, written and americans had chafed each other about the population, its regulation, its limitation. even as white americans claim to meet enslaved africans and african-americans, the people they labored for that covered indian land to support ever-growing numbers of the nation's people. the british interfered with then criticized u.s. lanes on both counts. on the continent, the british continue to cultivate diplomatic and economic ties -- ties with native american supporting the rival population for whom the united states perceived the greatest stress. on the ocean britain controlled atlantic shipping for bidding the atlantic slave trade after 18 seven and harassing the u.s. merchants. meanwhile, britain's traditional goal of population limitation, because usually the british thought on their small biothat they had too many people but the royal navy needed every hand he they could find on deck. the british practice supporting american ships to round up back the bond british seamen provoked enor
to the playoffs, yeah. >> and with retail sales a huge factor in the not steady u.s. economy, the shopping is encouraging. >> we expect sales to rise 4% this year, a little lower than last year, but you know, we think we really believe that consumers are feeling a lot more confident this year. >>, but for all the folks battling the black friday crowds, do they get the best prices. >> sometimes i think you can get a better deal other times, black friday is kind after gimmicky things. up to a third of the door busters items today were cheaper earlier in the year and as far as the most popular holiday gift. >> gift cards are still number one and this year picking up, where even more people are asking for gift cards and it's the most wanted gift and the most given gift for the holiday seasons for the last several years. >> online shopping looks strong again this holiday season, but today, it was all about being in the stores in person, and looking for the biggest savings. >> and i was going to go online, and just do my shopping from there, but it worked out. it worked out perfect. >> now, onli
such a thing as a fiscal cliff like you have in the u.s. the old budget simply takes over up a new budget has been agreed on. so there is no financing disaster in the middle of it. the curious crux to this is if this old budget takes over because of the in-build qui sooif inflation factor in there, it's actually than the new budget they're debating right now, so all the countries pushing for the cut and even putting the threat on the veto on the table, they will actually chief the opposite. we'll keep on spending more even then with a sort of slide budget increase that the eu commission put on the table. and as to where the negotiations stand, i think at the moment the budget talks, pardon to be cynical, but political posturing on the various side than the actual effects in there. because if you look at the mound that the various countries put up into the budget, i think like 9 billion and that is already one of the biggest, we just save banks and sovereigns for hundreds of billions of bailout funds. so in terms of the actual money, this is absolute small cheese. >> absolutely is. silvia, for
of thousands of u.s. troops found ways to celebrate thanksgiving half a world away. >> the cbs reporter monica shows us how soldiers in afghanistan got into the spirit of this holiday. >> for afghanistan! >> happy thanksgiving! >> reporter: the game of thanksgiving football brought soldiers in afghanistan a little closer to home. team usa challenged the native coalition partners on a military base in kabul. >> it's a great opportunity to take a break from the work and have some fun, get some exercise and to enjoy this wonderful day. >> reporter: nearly 66,000 american troops remain in afghanistan. for many, it may be the last holiday away from their families, as the u.s. winds down the war. troops were given a chance to send messages to their loved ones. >> i'm here in kabul, afghanistan. i'd like to say to my girl back in holiday. >> i really miss you guys! >> i will see you in the springtime! >> reporter: president obama sent his own greeting to u.s. forces from the white house. >> to all our service members. it is my honor to be your commander in chief. from our family to yours, happy thank
off for thanksgiving, and the ones who aren't out shopping will be back to work today. u.s. markets will be open for a shortened trading session. looking ahead, next week could get off to a bumpy start. seven of the past ten post thanksgiving mondays were down days for the dow. >>> overseas this morning, asian shares were on course for their best gains in two months after manufacturing surveys of the world's biggest economies raised hopes for improving global growth. >>> facebook wants to stop letting users vote on changes to its privacy policies. the social network is concerned about the quantity versus quality of feedback generated by the current setup. the company says users will still be able to weigh in during a seven day comment period. >>> and the u.s. post office is hoping to cash in on the season's bounty of online shopping with same day package delivery. the expedited service will be tested in san francisco next month and if it's successful the program will expand to other big cities like boston, new york and chicago. >>> some incredible sports highlights are straight ahea
their love of art and travel is the basis for the kinsey collection, which has visited eight u.s. cities and has been seen by more than 3 million people. we are glad you have joined us. our conversation with bernard and shirley kinsey coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: bernard and shirley kinsey are behind the unique art exhibit. the kinsey collection has been viewed by 3 million people in eight u.s. cities, with more on the way, beginning in 2013. the companion book to the exhibit is called "the kinsey collection." it is an honor to have you both on this program. >> good to be here. tavis: let me start with whether or not in the obama era a door has been at o
parents, and then being brought here to the u.s. as a child by my parents, it's very common. i mean, when i was researching this topic, i learned that 80% of the latin american children in u.s. schools get separated from a parent in the process of migration. so i mean, that's a whole lot of kids that are being separated from parents, who are coming here, you know, as undocumented child immigrants. so definitely my experience is not unique, but not, there's not a whole lot of awareness, you know, or when people talk about immigration, very seldom do they consider, you know, that other side of immigration, which is the children who get left behind who later come to the u.s. to be reunited with her parents. and we don't talk about how immigration breaks up families and how, you know, it takes a toll on the whole family. so this is one of the reasons why i wanted to write about this. because you know, it's something that it's an experience that definitely scarred me, that has really like shaped the woman i am today, and then also an experience that i think right now with the dreamers, you kno
the unusual step of receiving praise from all sides from u.s. officials from hamas, even from some israeli officials for his pragmatism but certainly that imagine that tism in its own rule here could be put to the test almost immediately. with new decrees expanding his power, making him not subject to the courts and still a real question how that will sit with the egyptian people. gregg, back to you. >> steve harrigan in cairo, egypt. steve, thanks. jesse jackson jr. out of congress now but not out of the woods by any means. the democrat from illinois submitting his resignation yesterday just two weeks after voters reelected him for his ninth full term. now it came after he had been absent for many months citing inpatient treatment for bipolar disorder but on top of his health battle, the former congressman is also facing a federal investigation among other things accused of misusing campaign funds to fix up his home. now jackson could face the fallout from that probe. even though he is no longer holding public office. peter doocy has the latest from d.c. >> some folks in illinois are now
of one another. >> we leave you tonight of a thanksgiving day away from home. u.s. troops in afghanistan celebrated the holiday with a game of american football before getting into a traditional turkey dinner. this was a chance to take a well-deserved break. that brings today's program to a close. from all of us here at world is america, thanks for watching. have a happy thanksgiving in the u.s.. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate and, working to nurture new ventures and provide capital for key strategic decisions. we offer expertise and tailor solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> "bbc world news" was montreal is home to cirque du soleil. it's also home to the montreal jazz festival and the just for laughs festival. and it's your next vacation destination. through programs like this -- and n
on the "newshour": the economic troubles in greece; the shopping frenzy in the u.s. a day early; the lives of native americans and the demand for meat in china. but first, the other news of the day. in syria, rebel fighters gained more momentum in the east today. they seized a key army base at mayadeen and took control of its artillery stockpiles. to the north, syrian government warplanes flattened a building next to a hospital in aleppo overnight. at least 15 people were killed. the airstrikes damaged e of the last remaining sources of medical aid for civilians there. a taliban suicide bomber killed 23 people in a procession of shi-ite muslims in pakistan. the attack happened near midnight when the bomber tried to join a religious gathering in rawalpindi. at least 62 people were wounded, including six policemen. this is the latest in a string of bombings targeting shi-ites during their holiest month of the year. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. defended her first account of the attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya. susan rice has come under fire by critics who say she gave misleading
asked about her stay in the u.s. and implied what she was doing in the hallway. the woman explained she was returning to india in a few days and hope to catch a glimpse of the president before she went home. have been arranged for the woman to be given a seat at the dinner so she could hear the speech as well as see the president. nixon then left the hall to continue on to the previous engagement. i use this story to begin my topic because i think it exemplifies several key points i wish to make about pat nixon public role. more particularly as foreign diplomat. patton at the indian woman during one of her travels the second lady. the traveling she did as first and second lady was the best part of her job as a political wife. second, this is not the wife of ambassador or statesmen. she was just a young woman who had come to the united states and then had come to the united states to study. pat didn't limit her contact server trouble to import people. she treated everyone she met as if they were the most important person in the world. the people she met sinister sincerity and responded t
't out shop having to go back to work today. the u.s. markets will be open for a shortened trading session. looking ahead next week could get off to a bumpy start. 7 of the past 10 post thanksgiving mondays were down days for the dow. >>> asian shares were on course for their best gains in two months after manufacturing surveys from the world's biggest economies raised hopes for improving global growth. >>> facebook wants to stop letting users vote on changes to its private policies. the social network is concerned about the quantity versus quality of feedback generated by the current setup. the company says users will still be able to weigh in during a seven-day comment period. >>> the u.s. post office is hoping to cash in on the season's bounty of online shopping with same-day package delivery. same-day. the expedited service will be tested in san francisco next month and then if it's successful, the program will expand to other big cities like boston, new york and chicago. >>> most americans celebrated the thanksgiving holiday with family, friends and some football. about 68,000
. >>> president obama sent thanksgiving wishes to u.s. forces. the white house says he called 10 u.s. service members in afghanistan and thanked them for their work and sacrifice. the president then had a quiet thanksgiving dinner celebrating with family and friends at the white house. some service members stationed at a military base near kabul, afghanistan worked up an appetite playing a good old-fashioned game of touch football and followed it up with a traditional thanksgiving meal complete with all the fixings. fragile cease-fire between israel and hamas. both sides declaring victory and vowing to retaliate if attacked but so far it's still holding. a top leader of egypt's muslim brotherhood is calling for a holy war. he urged muslims to back the palestinians. his statement contradicts morsi's who helped broker that cease-fire. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest this morning. good morning. >> reporter: talking about jihad being obligatory for muslims, an example of the conflicting messages that regularly come out of the brotherhood but for now the 24 hour cooling off period
were gone working here in the u.s., i would look at the mountains and think that my parents were over there, on the other side of those mounts to so that was it to me. >> where did you grow up? where we for? >> i was born in mexico, southern mexico in a little city that nobody has heard of. but when i mentioned, everybody knows a couple. it was three hours away from acapulco. >> when did your parents come to the united states? how old were you? >> my father came there in 1977 when i was two years old. and he sent for my mother of two years later, so my mother came here in 1980 when i was four and a half years old. >> when did you come to the united states? >> i came to the united states in 1985 speed how old were you? >> in may of 1985. i was nine and a half, going on 10. >> what can you tell us about coming to the united states? what was your truck? >> well, i have been separate from my father for eight years, so when he returned to mexico in 85, my siblings and i convinced him to bring us back here because he wasn't going to come back to mexico. and we didn't want to spend any more
crucial part of the business as the u.s. economy tries to rebuild itself? >> it is an important part of the businnss. also challenged. you have to look at europe and what is going on, european travelers are not going to be traveling to the extent they have in the past but then you have brazil which is a growing and booming business in terms of traveling into new york and los angeles and florida certainly and the asian market. the fastest growing talk in terms of international stocks. i am hoping these international travelers will upset what is going on in europe today and overall similar -- this tour was unbelievable in terms of the international countries coming in this morning. i must have heard 50 different languages standing at the door in 18 minutes so clearly the international traveler at the square. cheryl: let me ask about the u.s. economy. a big discussion many ceos are telling us the fiscal cliff isn't passing uncertainty, makes them nervous. what will my tax rate look like next year? what will regulation look like? what will regulation look like? do you have the same conce
major powers including the u.s. plus iran that there may be possibly secret bilateral explorations between u.s. and iranian representative just to see what kind of deal is possible. what kind of deal with satisfy the u.s. and israel that iran won't have a bomb and won't have the capability to break out to having one. so that's got to be resolved early in the new year or the u.s. warnings that unless this is resolved, all options are on the table will suddenly become very immediate, as will israel's threat to acting. that's the first thing on my list. i've got a bunch of others. i'd start -- >> let's take that one first. >> we'll stay with that one. richard haass, would you put that on the top of your list? >> for traditional foreign policy challenges, yes. what you want to do is smoke the iranians out. go out with an ambitious negotiating offer and learn one of two things. there is a possibility of an outcome we can live with, or we'll learn there's not, in which case we've got a degree of clarity and then we could face what could be an almost existential choice for us, whether we'
, making himself a pharoah. what happened before and after u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s. did in the moments before killing osama bin laden. >>> wolf blitzer's off today. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with today's astonishing show of fury in egypt. within the past hour egyptian authorities tear gassed protesters in cairo's tahrir square. angry demonstrators packed the square today denouncing egyptian president mohamed morsi as a dictator and accusing him of a power grab. cnn's reza sayah is in cairo. reza, what's it look like now? >> reporter: joe, it is 11:00 p.m. cairo time. these demonstrators started gathering around in tahrir square about 1:00 p.m. local time. that means they've been going strong for about ten hours. many thought maybe egyptians were worn out, tired of demonstrating after the 2011 revolution, but if you look at tahrir square today, if you look at cairo today, it doesn't seem like it. the demonstrations are continuing. so are clashes. about an hour and a half ago clashes taking place right where we are behind us at the hotel we're staying at. secur
the locals. the prices here in the u.s. are much cheaper than overseas. heather: this holiday season isn't expected to be as strong as holidays past. the national retail federation expecting sales to grow by just over 4%. that isn't as much as last year. the group also expects 147 million people to shop through sunday, and that's down five million from 152 million during the same weekend last year. in our next hour, we will ask a business expert what fewer shoppers means for the overall economy. ♪ ♪ rick: shifting gears now overseas, the hamas terrorist group is accusing israel of breaking the ceasefire rules agreed to only a couple of days ago, two days after a truce was reached along the israel/gaza border. the shooting death of a palestinian man today could threaten the already-fragile agreement. conor powell is live in jerusalem with the very latest. >> reporter: well, rick, given that the level of trust between israel and hamas is so low, expectations for this ceasefire were even lower. but it appears to have passed its first major hurdle. earlier today several hundred palestini
see things that are happening not only in the u.s. but on a global basis. it would lead me to believe that the market could be up 10% or more next year. i would -- >> what are you seeing when you say you are looking around the world that makes you believe we'll go higher? >> i see several things. i see emerging markets have slurmd in the second half of the year. i think those are improving, specifically in china. i see the eurozone committed to economic stimulus through their monetary system in the ecb. i think that's very positive for that market. and in the u.s. here, i see employment getting better. i see clarity on the fiscal cliff next year and i see the housing market getting better around better and i think that's a positive. >> rick santelli, it wasn't just stocks rallying today. here in the u.s., europe had its best week of the year this week. the euro is at a three-week high. gold was very strong today. what's the market telling us right now? >> i think the market's telling us that there's a lot of bargain hunting and a lot of optimism towards europe. that made sense. i thin
, mostly palestinians. the so-called "black friday" shopping frenzy in the u.s. began in earnest today, and in some cases, it got started last night, before thanksgiving was even over. some shoppers had been searching for bargains all night long. >> we started at about 10:00 p.m., and we've been going ever since. >> we go like out, like, 12:00 a.m. or 1:00 a.m. and really save a lot of money. >> sreenivasan: others were simply following a holiday tradition. >> i didn't come crazy early when it was mobbed, so i don't necessarily get the best deal on everything, but it's just getting out and seeing everybody and having fun. >> sreenivasan: across the country, many began their holiday shopping late thursday evening, as big box stores like target, walmart and toys "r" us opened hours before midnight, blurring the line between black friday and thanksgiving day. >> it's almost been like an arms race. first, it was 8:00, then 7:00, then 6:00, then 4:00 in the morning, then midnight. but we have to be responsive to the competitive environment. >> sreenivasan: retailers rely on november and dec
and rocket fire killed more than 160 palestinians and 5 israelis. >>> south koreans will soon >>> the u.s. ambassador is used to defending her foreign policy decisions. susan rice has broken her silence to defend herself. she's a candidate for secretary of state but she's faced scrutiny because of comments she made on the attack in benghazi, libya. rice made a tv appearance immediately after the september 11th attack. she suggested protests in benghazi over a u.s.-made film that mocked the prophet mohammed triggered the assault on the consulate. investigators later determined it was likely a premeditated plot by extremists. the attackers killed the ambassador and three other americans. rice broke her silence wednesday in response to rising criticism from members of the republican party. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. >> republican lawmakers are mounting a campaign against a possible plan by president barack o
the canopy which in the u.s. economy be the big firms, ge, gm, wal-mart, all that. then he got the small business. but it's the small and growing permit the things that were small but can challenge the big and it's what happens in the big tree falls over. new trees to read out of it, right out of the old tree. it is a metaphor, but it's real. when we lose something in the economy, it's vital we reconfigure resources and create something new out of it. so do we need control? we need feedback. we need the capability to repurpose. in this country, we need to build a robust platform for people to realize what they have incited that. that is why people came to this country and that is why people here look for a better future will be like a better future feature their ancestors looked to when they came. so i would say yes, you know, we need control, but we need controls. all kind of interdependencies and self-regulation, what's working, what's not what gets us to the endpoint, which is better may take human lives. it's not gdp, not increase transactions. it's what kind of lives we live. >> hos
makers will soon be a thing of the past at the golden gate bridge. what you need to know. >>> u.s. postal service is about to join the internet age. national experiment begins in the bay area next month. >>> welcome back. mike is getting your forecast together so you can get out and shop. >> you may need a heavy coat this morning maybe shortsleeves later this afternoon. beautiful picture from mount tamalpais this morning, looking down on sausalito to san francisco, prominently sticking up there the four buildings in the embarcadero center now they have the lovely lights on they opened last week with the skating rink you can almost see all the way down to the san mateo bridge. let's talk about traveling today in case you are going out and about. here's a look at live doppler 7 hd, also all of our regional dopplers around the state quiet out there. if you are traveling low to mid 60s around eureka, chico, sacramento, 67°. tahoe today -- low to mid 80s los angeles and palm springs, 73 in san diego. tahoe they are making snow in the morning but quiet this afternoon and through the weekend lo
from spain, some of them with the spanish royal armies; other irish influx arrived from the u.s. for the construction of railroads used to transport sugar cane to the sugar plantations. that was at the end of the 19th century. and then at the beginning of the 20th century, we're talking 1902, 1910, before odono that i mentioned before, this man who gave his name to -- he was very proud of this lighthouse. the cubans offer hospitality to general alexander alejandro o'reilly. he rose through the ranks of the spanish army. the spanish sent alexander o'reilly to cuba to form a militia. he was appointed governor of louisiana and head of the army later on. he arrived in august, 1769, and took formal possession of louisiana for spain. think of new orleans and cuba, in particular havana, governors there were also in cuba so there was all this traveling from one city to another because later when i got my ph.d. from tulaine university and i went to the irish channel. it's interesting, the irish history connected with new orleans. so the o'reilly family has been in louisiana for centuries
. >> but the question is what your long-term outlook is. if you're betting against u.s. growth, betting against -- or betting there will be a huge issues in the coming years on these -- on the deficit issue, you may want to keep it off the table. >>> there's a third area there. i don't talk to anybody, steve or our guest, who doesn't think the u.s. can easily ramp up growth. the real discussion i don't think is the true u.s. economy. i thinkist the moguling being throw in front of it, our self-inflected issues, you know, last time around we sequestration. are we going to have sequestration 2? of course we'll put a band-aid, but we need leverage to have reform predicated to surrender on the band-aid. >>> we've got to go, guys. i've got to go with this. we've got to move on. this is the last hour of trading, so we've got to move here. thank you for your thoughts today. steve, thank you, you're voting on a committee of politicians. i find hope in that somehow. >> yeah. you're in the hopeful camp. >> hoping at the last moment they will do the right thing. >> was that a pig that just flew by? the ma
to get. the web site welcome to the u.s. a.gov advertises benefit programs to new immigrants. medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and the best of all, mad money, $1,000 a month check for a couple called supplemental security income. so is this the best way to say hello to immigrants? gerri: not great for us because it is our taxpayer money. you wonder why there are more people on food stamps than ever before, this is the reason why. when the government get behind a program like this they sat down with the mexican government to figure out how to do it better. it is astonishing to me this is acceptable. stuart: dave: it used the opportunity, not handouts people came here for. housing vouchers, food stamps and this $1,000 a month mad money. what more do you need? liz: all three of us say immigrants want to come here to work. they have built america. people from all parts of this hemisphere and around the world but missing in the media really dealing with and giving out money and welfare programs, 1 fell in dollars of 83 overlapping programs. i don't think we need to be advertising and
the simple religious ritual. lou: so the arabs bring ithat context of our recent article euro u.s. policymakers it penalized by the murder of libyan ambassadors christopher stephens, sacrificed u.s. laws -- lives, our nation's all by cynically ignoring sharia doctrines and practices. how should the united states appear responding? as you assert, the legacy of islamic totalitarianism, you are saying it is an arab spring that ends with a totalitarian winter. >> we have choices in the middle east. we have a secular leading despot's to we chose to undermine and replace, mubarak, even duffy, and yet what is the replacement? the replacement, we knew from the get go, and we actually supported the muslim brotherhood yacht this who have a sharia supremacist outlook and were still, the late ambassador stevens unfortunately chose to go into the hotbed of libya which dates back to the worse. and promote overt people who we know from the pentagon report in august were directly aligned with terrorists. lou: we thank you for being with us. we will continue this conversation. the book is shariani
men and women in afghanistan to thank them for their sacrifice. at a u.s. base in kabul, troops feasted on 200 turkeys and the trimmings. about 66,000 americans are still deployed in afghanistan. most are expected home by the end of 2014. as we reported here last night, america's ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, has broken her silence about the controversial remarks she made back in september about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in that attack. sharyl attkisson in washington has more on that tonight. sharyl. >> reporter: ambassador rice defended her comment from more than nine weeks ago when she said the benghazi attacks did not appear preplanned. she said that reflected the best intelligence at the time. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. >> reporter: but intelligence officials told congress last week they
of this and digital divide. in collaboration with the u.s. since then -- since his bureau, ntia conducts the most extensive survey work of broadband friends in the u.s., most recently in october 2010, not very long ago. it showed that 60% of americans subscribe to broadband. that is up to a 68% is up from 51% in 2007 and 64% in 2010. but that still leaves roughly one-third of americans who do not have access to the internet at home. also troubling, our survey reveals that there is still a substantial digital divide that breaks down a lot -- along traditional racial, ethnic, age, and geographical lines and by disability status. for example, 72% of white households had broadband access at home. compared with only 55% of african-american households and 57% of hispanic households. that is a 17 and 15-point difference. there is a similar divide between urban and rural america, where 70% of urban households have access at home, but only 57% of rural households are subscribing to broadband. seniors in people with disabilities also have far lower rates of adoption in the kent -- then the country as a who
. stupid rule and potentially cost them the gain. houston won 34-31 in overtime. almost half of u.s. kids age 6 greece are asking their parents for and ipad for the holidays according to a survey of kids ages 6-12. does the 6-year-old kid need an idea and? are we spoiling our children? joining us is radio host miriam wallach. even if you had the money you probably wouldn't give each one of the men arrived at. >> no. the highlight of the game was the best. they didn't cover that in the post. talking about these ipads. spoiled children from spoiled adults. there's the power of know when it come that the gift giving. dave: you don't hear no a lot in manhattan. it is an island to itself. oh honey, okay, honey, we will do it. >> i agree with jimenez parents and u.s. a father and me as a mother we need to think as marathon and not as print. dave: i a latin america white from nicaragua and she does not take flak at all. this will not be -- no. >> i have a jewish husband. we are in a similar boat. dave: what about the many ipads. was that a direct assault on parents from apple saying here you go,
business this morning. u.s. stock futures are up, but it is expected to be a light trading day after the holiday. it is a shortened trading day, as well. markets close at 1:00 p.m. eastern. >> the black friday frenzy is in full swing. want to go back to those live pictures that we were just showing you of a mall in washington, d.c. you see, 6:25 in the morning, lots of shoppers out and about. trying to get those deals. in fact 147 million shoppers are expected to hit the stores today and into the weekend. plus we already know that online shopping is up nearly 20% so far. and that number of customers, using mobile devices to check out deals online has reached a new record, 28.5%. that's according to ibm benchmark survey. which tracks this every single year and it's not even cyber monday yet. >> and many small retailers are hoping to get a piece of the action tomorrow with small business saturday. that's the big push from the small business administration encouraging customers to do their holiday shopping at local small shops tomorrow. last year 100 million americans shopped at indepen
it is the largest known outbreak of this kind in u.s. history. details. >> iowa police on the hunt after a man walks into a bank, hands the teller a note then walks out with an undisclosed amount of money. it's all "happening now." >> hello, everyone, i'm arthel neville in for jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. a fragile cease-fire under test. israeli troops shoot dead a palestinian man. they wounded 19 other people, and crowds surged towards gaza's border fence with israel. it's the first significant violence since the truce between israel and gaza's hamas rulers took hold. >> israel's brinkmanship with hamas fueling speculation that israel is using the conflict as a test run for an attack on iran and a way to locate locations. bing ram is author of into the fire 0, the most extraordinary battle in the afghan war. good to see you. if this is not at all about gaza but indeed about iran and this is a test to see what sort of nuclear and arms iran has, and if it is a test, what have we learned? >> to the extent that it is a test of missiles and whether you can shoot them down the advantage goes to israel.
world leaders. he rose to the u.s. president at his own inaugural ball. which president was it? cards up, please. the answer is: roll the tape. >> geank, mr. president. nice to see you, sir. and your lovely wife nancy. it's it a big treat for me to fly all the way from california to it be here for this kind of money. [ laughter ]mo >> all right. yo au guys are right again. two for two. >> i don't know what to say. callum didn't know the topic and she has got the first two right. too easy. be here is a tough one. after all these years, i love lucy is still one of the best sitcoms of all time. >> you are doing splendidly. speed it up. [ laughter ] >> i love lucy broke all sorts of barriers in tv. in 1952, lucille ball butted heads with studio censors who told her a specific word coulded not be used on her program. what word was that? a the answer is pregnant. that is correct. pregnant with little ricki. >> little ricki. >> little ricki was called little ricki. >> good thing i don't know what the topic is more often. >> you are doing pretty well. it's a tie so it's a cliff hanger. >> she d
they might behave on the u.s. supreme court and of course the lower courts are bound by supreme court precedent and they cannot sort of go off on their own. once you on the supreme court they all paid homage to this notion. you have heard stare decisis to stand by the president but it doesn't mean they have to. they can do whatever they can do to coddle up five votes to do. they are president bound lowers court judge doesn't necessarily get onto the supreme court and just stick to the way things have always been done. but it's a prophecy that gives precedence a comfort level and i think someone who has been a judge, that means they haven't been running around the countryside giving provocative speeches and they haven't been writing provocative articles. you are kind of the known quantity and that is what it has come to. the confirmation process is a very depressing subject and pressing in the lower courts. really from both sides, the obama administration is very slow to nominate judges to the lower court. and the senate has been a drastically obstructionist in a way that is really --
. many of us have a lot to be thankful for today, but even as the u.s. economy starts to sputter back to life, millions of americans remain unemployed and they're suffering. many find themselves falling out of the middle class and falling into poverty. there are more people living in the suburbs than in cities and we have been following three families as they confronted poverty. they face losing their homes and their future, yet never losing themselves. diane is the kind of do it all mom you often meet in the affluent suburbs of boulder, colorado. >> we're going to get some groceries. pasta, rice. cereal. a gallon of milk possibly and eggs. >> she's an ambitious human resource executive with a master's degree, a husband, three kids. and a comfortable home. so what is diane doing here? >> you're entitled to the government commodity today. can you use rice krispies? >> yeah. >> and a food pantry. >> i never thought we'd be in this predicament so many unknowns. >> they didn't see it coming. three years ago when they moved from michigan to the boulder suburbs. >> i felt that it was going
us a lot about the state of the consumer and the u.s. economy today. so we're turning to one of the most seasoned and respected voices on wall street for help. we have dana telsey. she is our guest host for the next three hours. andrew, i'll send it over to you. >> we begin with a visit to toyland and here is toys r us. it opened its doors at 8:00 last night. and we have toys r us ceo joining us right now from the company's flagship store in times square. good morning. >> good morning. >> so i read a report you you had a big line. what's it been like all evening? >> it's been great. we did have a big line. we're at 44th and broadway.line went all the the way to 45th street and then down 45th all the way to 6th avenue. it was huge. people came in in a real celebratory mood. people ate ice cream, relaxed with their kids. i've never seen a black friday like this before, but 8:00 hour worked really well for families. >> let's talk about sales. how did it go overnight? >> we're just starting. this is 5:00 a.m. on black friday morning. we're really just starting. we have about a b.
the u.s. army as a general. -- recent left the u.s. army as a commanding general. she said -- at her service,we are a leader, an officer, a warrier, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. that some of the great american. at a citizen soldier, she is employed by the u.s. courts where she serves as a clerk of the bankruptcy court in western wisconsin. she serves as in wisconsin, wisconsin been her home. she has served as a deputy chief of army reserve. that's the highest ranking african-american woman in the united states military. these three women are one more demonstration of the changing face of the united states of our society. i honestly believe and not just because i am the father of daughters and granddaughters, the 21st century will be the century of women. there's no better demonstration of that than[applause] general anderson. [applause] >> thank you. i appreciate that a standing ovation before i said anything. i appreciate that. i also want to thank and i am very honored to be part of this discussion we are having, the conversation of a community about our transitioning servi
rose to the u.s. president at his own inaugural ball. which president was it? cards up, please. the answer is: roll the tape. >> geank, mr. president. nice to see you, sir. and your lovely wife nancy. it's it a big treat for me to fly all the way from california to it be here for this kind of money. [ laughter ]mo >> all right. yo au guys are right again. two for two. >> i don't know what to say. callum didn't know the topic and she has got the first two right. too easy. be here is a tough one. after all these years, i love lucy is still one of the best sitcoms of all time. >> you are doing splendidly. speed it up. [ laughter ] >> i love lucy broke all sorts of barriers in tv. in 1952, lucille ball butted heads with studio censors who told her a specific word coulded not be used on her program. what word was that? a the answer is pregnant. that is correct. pregnant with little ricki. >> little ricki. >> little ricki was called little ricki. >> good thing i don't know what the topic is more often. >> you are doing pretty well. it's a tie so it's a cliff hanger. >> she does a ne
before the current flare-up began. u.s. drivers have less interest in buying hyundai and kia since the two admitted fudging mileage numbers. the two companies made fuel efficiency a major selling point. more and more shoppers are going online because they get better customer service. more than 40% report problems getting questions answered in the store. those surveyed say price is still the top factor. those door buster deals offered today may not be the best. many of this year's specials were available at lower prices earlier this year. >>> good morning. [ inaudible ] >>> a baby who was feared dead inside his mother's womb is being called a thanksgiving miracle this is know what guzman, born -- noah guzman born at 3:12 a.m. not alive when his mom and dad arrived in an ambulance his mom was suffering severe complications when she went into labor doctors noticed the baby gasped shocking the medical team and parents. >> he's alive, it was wonderful, everybody is happy and crying now it was life. >> i'm just very, very blessed that me and my son were able to come out of the situation
for the u.s. labor department joins me, great to see you as always. you remain an interesting point, the people who would benefit from a unionized walmart are the unions themselves. how so? >> the union losses because the pension funds are dramatically underfund. with 33,000 workers that is funded at 55%. it means they only have 55% of thessets they need for current and future retirees. look at the northern california joint pension, 20,000 workers funded at 65%. they nly have 60% of what they need. to fix this pension problem, new workers. they're trying to organize wal-mart. they want these wal-mart workers to pay contributions to the pension fund and they won't be getting it out for many years that which point -- gerri: this points out what a prize walmart is. 1.3 million workers, and it would be, a bailout for the unions. they are not concerned about wal-mart workers here. it is about their own obligations. >> you don't think they're telling these wal-mart workers if they join the union if walmart becomes unionize these workers would buy into these pensions. they're not telling t
with the u.s. at least on paper. president philippa pay cowed boren held a news conference proposed a name change from esperanto's you doze off mexicanos which means the united mexican states. the name was adopted in 1824 after independence from spain. but it's rarely used accept on offical documents, money and other government to material. however, calderon and leaves office december 1st. raising the question whether his proposal is largely symbolic. >> we're staying on top of a whole situation but first let's head outside to let you know how nice it is outside. here is a shot from mount cam. >> the resulting some time may damaged and destroyed two-thirds of the harbor. officials in crescent city are spending $54 million to put up more than 200 still pipelines along by harbor. >> it is recalled outside and some locations are sitting in the '30's. shimbun what if you are heading out for door busters. there are clear conditions in downtown san francisco. this is a clear star for the morning but as we head into afternoon the temperatures will be warmer than seasonal average. a very pleasant
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